How To Have The Most Romantic Getaway In Rotorua
Rotorua is the perfect location for a romantic staycation, a domestic weekend getaway or for an intimate international itinerary. We have gathered our top-tips to make your next Rotorua adventure one for the books, with many shared memories between you and your special someone.
Book yourself in at the Wildberry Cottage – a Scandinavian inspired, modern farm retreat with stunning views across the rolling hills, a little fire oven for cold winter nights and an outdoor bathtub for steamy moments between the two of you. Your only neighbours will be the friendly sheep who roam across the acres of farmland, and you can explore the area and meet some curious animals. This is the perfect base for two love birds, to either hunker down and enjoy the comfort and cosiness of the house or explore Rotorua and all it has to offer.
If you have come to Rotorua to experience something new, you are in luck! Rotorua is filled with kiwi ingenuity and can offer you once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
Book yourself onto a scenic Helicopter tour with Volcanic Air and discover all the remote and romantic spots around Rotorua from above! These views will stay with you for a lifetime and can give you a new perspective on things. From crater lakes to waterfalls and geothermal activities, you will be able to see it all.
Once you have touched ground again, you can keep the adrenaline and excitement flowing by booking yourself into a ZORB! Experience the travelling waterslide with your partner and laugh until your belly hurts – this is like nothing you have experience before. Choose between the 4 different tracks and slide down the hill in a wet and wild ride. In between rides, sit back and relax in one of the hot tubs.
If you are looking for a night time activity, you should explore Redwoods Treewalk by night! Climb up into the heights of the ancient trees and discover an amazing light installation that makes the whole forest feel magical. Cross 28 swing bridges and pass by 24 different, amazing lanterns designed by world-renowned designer and sustainability champion David Trubridge. Romance will fill the air and make your shared experience feel almost unreal.
Food & Drinks
For many, food is also the language of love, so send your taste buds on their own romantic encounter of what Rotorua has to offer!
For a hearty, ‘start your day off right’ brunch, visit Urban Bistro for the classic eggs benni or a mouth watering good breakfast burrito. The ‘local gem’ offers a warm and specious atmosphere and is the perfect stop in for planning the day’s adventures.
For a quick bite in between or a lunch stop, Atticus Finch has a full menu of delicious options. Sandwiches, burgers, salads and meaty dishes, you will leave the cute restaurant full and fueled, ready for whatever else Rotorua has waiting for you.
Teleport yourself to Italy when enjoying Leonardo’s tasty, authentic Italian menu at night, paired with a great selection of beverages and the perfect dessert for a sweet top up.
So, no matter what type of couple you are, where your interests lay and if you have been to Rotorua before or not, this small city has a lot to offer and will make you feel right at home.